Contact made with 'missing' Angolan satellite


Russian scientists have restored communications with a satellite days after they lost contact with it. Launched on 26 December, Angosat-1 will boost mobile and net communications in Angola as well as broadcast radio and TV shows. Soon after launch, Russian ground control staff said they were no longer receiving data from the spacecraft.

Failed satellite had 'wrong co-ordinates' It gave no information about why communication with the satellite was interrupted for two days during the critical time it settled into its final orbital position and deployed solar panels.

Russia said it had begun an investigation into the loss of Meteor and the problems contacting Angosat-1.